FRENCH LIGUE 1

Parc des Princes, France

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Paris Saint-Germain

  • Thiago Silva 10'
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic 36' PEN
  • Thiago Motta 51'
  • Edinson Cavani 58'
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic 64'

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Paris Saint-Germain v Nantes: Preview

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Goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu has warned Paris St Germain they will face one of the best teams in Ligue 1 this season when Nantes visit the Parc des Princes on Sunday.

Nantes lie sixth in the table in their first season following promotion, although an expected three-point deduction for fielding the suspended Abdoulaye Toure in their season-opening win over Bastia would, as things stand, drop them to eighth.

The match also represents a rehearsal for next month's Coupe de la Ligue semi-final at the Stade de la Beaujoire and Sirigu will not take Michel Der Zakarian's side lightly.

``We will prepare ourselves to face a team who are confident and who, since the start of the season, have played some of the best football in Ligue 1,'' the Italian told L'Equipe.

They will do so without Sirigu's deputy Nicolas Douchez (ankle) and midfielder Adrien Rabiot (knee), while Christophe Jallet (back) is still absent from a defence which has faced criticism recently.

Sirigu, though, said: ``I think we have one of the best defences in the league. We have conceded goals we could have avoided, but teams go through good and bad periods.

``I think we must work a bit on our concentration and aggression, but we will not make a drama out of it.''

Nantes defender Papy Djilobodji is happy for his side to go out facing little pressure, providing they do not suffer ``ridicule'' at the hands of the league's leaders and top scorers.

``We will go there with freedom and with the desire to achieve something,'' he told the club website.

``Everyone wants to play against these big players and to win would be magnificent.

``They are a very good team, but we have prepared well for this match. Above all, we must not let ourselves be ridiculed.''

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